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Rich, Gestural Paintings: The Art Portfolio of Ginny Paternite

A painting of a still lake in springSpring Reflections, oil on board

Ginny Paternite was raised in upstate New York and is now based in South Carolina. In her artistic practice, Ginny creates rich, gestural paintings of her local landscape, animals, and other still-life subjects.

A painting of some horses in a meadowIn The Meadow, oil


I love the way Ginny uses colour in her paintings. The artist’s works feel luxurious in their use of heavy, confident brush marks and saturated hues. In landscapes, the artist layers on a smorgasbord of different shades and tints of green, lending a rich sense of depth and texture to each image. The artist delivers the same treatment for animal fur and various other subjects, capturing the changing hues of, for example, a horse’s coat in sunlight. 

A screen capture of Ginny Paternite's art portfolio


Though Ginny’s use of colour is perhaps the element of these works that is immediately striking, the colours of these works are bolstered by the artist’s eye for realistic detail and shape, rendering architecture, trees, and animals with realistic proportions that suggest brief impressions of real places and things.

A painting of a large glass jar and a small brown jarLittle Brown Jug, oil

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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